Southern Magnolia is covered in stunning fragrant creamy white cup-shaped flowers with white overtones held atop the branches from mid spring to early summer. It has dark green foliage. The large glossy pointy leaves turn coppery-bronze in fall. The fruits are showy red pods displayed from early to late fall.
Southern Magnolia is an evergreen tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. The Southern Magnolia is also resistant to deer.
Southern Magnolia will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground. This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water.
Light Requirement: Full sun to Part shade
Cold Hardiness Zone: 6 - 9
Bloom Season: Late Spring to Early Summer
Mature Height: 40' - 60'